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2014-06-30 23:13:54

A teenage girl was recently rushed to the hospital after using K2, a type of synthetic marijuana. Suncoast, which has previously called for action with regard to teen drug use, now says that youth drug prevention should be mandatory throughout the nation, rather than just encouraged. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The legalization of recreational marijuana has recently spawned heated debates about the drug’s possible influence on increased drug use among teens. While some say...

2014-06-30 16:26:15

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with compelling new data from the Butler Center for Research, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation's leading addiction treatment provider, has developed an innovative treatment model specifically for the millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people who seek lifelong freedom from substance abuse. The new program sets a new standard for a special population. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUxOeFQ7IM "New...

2014-06-30 12:26:29

Operation UNITE "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs" summer basketball camps build self-respect in rural Kentucky, devastated by drug abuse BALTIMORE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, will sponsor of a series of summer basketball camps organized by Kentucky-based Operation UNITE. The camps will focus on teaching youth the dangers of drug use, the value of self-respect within the framework of basketball skill instruction. Photo -...

2014-06-27 23:08:31

Recent study suggests certain women are more prone to food addiction. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Destination Hope's alcohol and drug rehab for women is seeing a rise in food addiction clients, and a new study explores why this might be the case. A health psychology study out of the University of Luxembourg, Is Food Addiction Real, has found that some women do appear to be more prone to food addiction than others. The researchers suggest that both nature and nurture...

2014-06-27 08:25:32

DUBLIN, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m85fqv/drugs_of_abuse) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Drugs of Abuse Testing (Sample Based Testing - Urine, Saliva and Hair Onsite and laboratory Testing) Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global drugs of abuse testing market is rapidly growing due to the rising awareness of...

2014-06-25 23:02:43

Harbor Village Florida comments on The America Medical Association's 5 steps to battle prescription drug abuse. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by the Boston Globe (6/18), The American Medical Association proposes five ways policy and the public can together address the growing addiction to prescription drugs. First the AMA recommends a balanced, yet effective state policy that address prescription drug abuse from the doctor to the user. Second, “AMA urges that state licensing...

2014-06-25 23:02:34

Harbor Village Detox comments on new study which indicates that individuals who were abused as children are more likely to use drugs. USA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by Yale News (6/11), a new study by the Yale School of Medicine shows that childhood abuse can lead to drug abuse. The study illustrates that people who suffered from child abuse “had lower brain volumes in regions associated with emotion, learning, and memory.” In addition, people with a history of child abuse are...

2014-06-25 23:02:17

As the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime sponsors the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, Narconon centers hold events and deliver drug education. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Around the world this June 26th, Narconon centers will participate in events and observances marking the annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking established by the United Nations. As in years past, Narconon staff and volunteers will take to the...

2014-06-25 23:00:25

Author David O. Rice tells another gripping mystery novel that delves into the lives of the people enslaved by drugs and sex CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Highlighting the many detrimental effects of drug or substance abuse in the mind and the body, author David O. Rice once again grips every reader’s mind by presenting another thrilling mystery novel. “Sex and Drug Addiction And The Insanity of It All” introduces readers to four individuals and their addictions, and...

2014-06-25 16:26:31

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A conference of legal high practitioners, today, heard the problems encountered so far were the "tip of the iceberg." The conference held jointly between legal highs awareness charity, Angelus, and Northamptonshire based charity, Solve It, was also addressed by the Drugs Minister, Norman Baker, by pre-recorded message. Mr Baker thanked the Angelus Foundation for its work in raising awareness of the harms of these substances, adding,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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